Leadership

Meet the Bank of the West leadership team.

  • Michael Shepherd

    J. Michael Shepherd Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Bank of the West and BancWest Corporation

    Michael Shepherd is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West and of BancWest Corporation, the parent company of Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank.

  • Thibault-Fulconis

    Thibault Fulconis Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer

    Thibault Fulconis is Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Office for Bank of the West and its holding company, BancWest. Based in San Francisco, Fulconis is also a member of the Bank's and the holding company's Executive Management Committees.

  • Dan Cozine

    Dan Cozine Managing Director, Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Group

    Dan Cozine serves as the Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Group (CCBG) for Bank of the West, as well as the Head of Financing Solutions (FS) Americas for BNP Paribas.

  • Donald Duggan

    Donald Duggan Senior Executive Vice President

    Donald Duggan is Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Banking Services. He joined the Bank in 2002 and is a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.

  • Kirsten Garen

    Kirsten Garen Chief Information Officer, Senior Executive Vice President
    Information Technology Group

    Kirsten Garen is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the bank. Garen is also a member of the bank’s Executive Management Committee.

  • Andy Harmening

    Andy Harmening Vice Chairman, Consumer Banking

    Andy Harmening is Vice Chairman for Consumer Banking responsible for all consumer services at Bank of the West. He leads both Regional Banking, which includes Digital Channels, more than 600 branches and other retail locations, and Small and Medium Enterprise Banking, as well as National Finance, which includes Mortgage Banking, Auto, Recreational Vehicle and Marine Lending, and Consumer Card Services.

  • Gilles Karpowicz

    Gilles Karpowicz Executive Vice President Director of Audit and Inspection

    Gilles Karpowicz is Executive Vice President and Director of Audit & Inspection at Bank of the West; he was appointed in 2009. He is a member of the bank's Executive Management Committee.

  • Russell Playford

    Russell Playford Senior Executive Vice President

    Russell Playford, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, joined the bank in 2009. Playford is responsible for all aspects of enterprise risk management.

  • Pierre Ramadier, Senior Executive Vice President

    Pierre Ramadier Senior Executive Vice President
    Group Head, Wealth Management

    Pierre Ramadier is Senior Executive Vice President, Group Head of Wealth Management for Bank of the West, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas. He is also a member of Bank of the West's Executive Management Committee.

  • Jean Marc Torre

    Jean-Marc Torre Senior Executive Vice President
    Commercial Banking Group

    Jean-Marc Torre is Head of the Commercial Banking Group (CBG) at Bank of the West, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas (BNPP), responsible for the lines of business serving the Bank's commercial clients and wholesale banking.

  • Vanessa Washington

    Vanessa Washington Senior Executive Vice President

    Vanessa Washington is Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Bank of the West. She joined the Bank in 2006 and is a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.

  • Paul Wible

    Paul T. Wible Senior Executive Vice President

    Paul Wible, Senior Executive Vice President and National Finance Group Executive, joined the bank in 1992. He is a member of the bank's Executive Management Committee.

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